Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the echoMAP 50s and 70s, their newest combination fishfinder and high-performance chartplotter.
“With amazing features integrated in this line of combo units, the echoMAP 50s and 70s prove to be unlike any other on the market,” said Ian Edwards, National Sales Manager Garmin Australasia. For added convenience both units are preloaded with Australia and New Zealand BlueChart® g2 cartography.
The echoMAP 50s combines a 5-inch VGA chartplotter display with an advanced echo HD-ID fishfinder, whereas the echoMAP 70s gives an amazing chartplotter and fishfinder combination in a 7-inch, multi-touch WVGA touchscreen. Included with both the 50s and 70s is a dual-beam transducer that transmits a 77/200 kHz signal. With clear target separation and ease of visibility at both day and night, the echoMAP allows the focus to get back on catching fish and not their location on the screen.
With the integration of a 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver, both the 50s and 70s have the ability to refresh position and heading up to 10 times per second. This allows the unit to display a constant and fluid on-screen location and provides significantly better accuracy when marking waypoints and navigating.
In conjunction with the new GPS receiver, the echoMAP 50s and 70s also allow for sonar recording. With this feature, the vessel can coordinate the timing of the sonar return in relation to the boat’s position. This allows for every one of the 5000 user-defined waypoints to be accurate and precise. The echoMAP is an absolute must for the avid fisherman locating and pin-pointing the next hot fishing spot.
Other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™ wireless capabilities that will allow anglers the chance to connect and access future marine-specific Garmin apps.
The echoMAP 50s is scheduled to be available in May and the echoMAP 70s in July. For additional information regarding the echoMAP 50s and 70s, visit garmin.com.au.